SALEM, OR (KPTV) – A woman was shot and killed near a bar in Salem.
Officers responded to the parking lot of Pine Street Pub on the 400 block of Pine Street Northeast at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on reports of shots fired.
People who were at the pub say the shots rang out fast and without warning.
“Shot off five quick rounds, and we hit the floor… and somebody started yelling to call 911, which I did,” said Richard Windfield, who was at a table outside when he heard the gunshots.
Police say the shots were fired in the parking lot of the bar.
Bullets ripped through a fence and hit just feet from where Windfield was sitting.
“I could hear a lot of things going on. People crying, yelling, screaming… just a lot of chaos,” he said.
Officers arrived and found a man and woman who had been shot. The victims were given first aid and taken to the hospital.
Police said Jennifer Black, 40, of Salem, died from her injuries.
The other victim was continuing to receive treatment and no updates were provided on his condition.
Officers and a K-9 team searched the area, but did not locate a suspect.
“I just feel bad for the people that come around here, you know? ‘Cause, like, both of them were some regulars that would come around here,” said bartender Marco Flores.
Flores is in his last week as a bartender here, and he says this kind of violence in this pub doesn’t really surprise him.
“My initial reaction to it was, ‘It’s just another day at the Pine Street,’ you know? Another day at the Pine Street Pub,” he said.
Meanwhile, the workers at the bar say they are trying to restore order among the regulars, who Flores says can be a rowdier crowd.
“I mean, it’s not all as bad as people make it seem, but to the outside world, yeah, it’s kind of… it’s really something that you would have to get used to,” he said.
No suspect information is being released by investigators at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Salem Police tip line at 503-588-8477.
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